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Match the vocabulary words with the definitions on the right.

erosion, explosion, decision, conclusion, mission, compassion, confusion, depression

_________ A violent release of energy (sometimes mechanical, nuclear, or chemical.)
_________ A lack of clarity or order.
_________ The end, finish, close or last part of something.
_________ An area that is lower in topography than its surroundings.
_________ A duty that involves fulfilling a request.
_________ A choice or judgement.
_________ The result of having been being worn away or eroded, as by a glacier on rock or the sea on a cliff face.
_________ Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it.